LicensingLast updated: 04 April 2013 15:41 UK
What Licences/Registrations do we cover?
We are responsible for the majority of statutory licences, permits and registrations prescribed by law although colleagues in other departments also deal with some licensing functions. You can see the licence types under our jurisdiction in the links shown below.
We are now located on the third floor of the Civic Offices in Community Safety although a dedicated ground floor duty reception area to deal with licensing matters will be maintained.
We are part of a Europe-wide scheme which aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU.
The EU Services Directive has been brought in to make it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in all EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.
Many of the licences we are responsible for fall under the directive, but not all.
Who Are We?
We are a team of 11 officers dealing with all aspects of licensing as follows:-
Role Name Telephone Number Mobile Licensing Manager Mrs Nickii Humphreys 023 9283 4604 07956 581227* Principal Licensing Officer Mr Richard Chalmers 023 9268 8462 07957 922069* Principal Licensing Officer Mr Ross Lee 023 9283 4830 07908 687335* Senior Enforcement Officer Mr Jason Ellam 023 9268 8519 07956 583241* Enforcement Officer Mr Kevin Weeks 023 9283 4981 07908 687334 Enforcement Officer Mr Les Matthewson 023 9268 8548 07956 415396* Senior Licensing Officer Mrs Debra Robson 023 9283 4607 07956 583072* Licensing Assistant Mrs Zoë Gofton 023 9268 8367 na Licensing Assistant Mrs Karen Bowie 023 9283 4073 na Licensing Assistant Mrs Hazel Maidment 023 9283 4572 na Licensing Assistant Mr Jack White n/a na
*After hours emergency use only and is dependent upon officers availability.
Fax: 023 9283 4811
Who Do We Report To?
We report to the Head of Community Safety. Our parent Committee is the Licensing Committee. Policy matters, important public issues, contested applications and disciplinary cases against licence holders are put before the Licensing Committee or one of the established Sub-Committee's for determination.
Generally speaking (and where the law permits) we have delegated authority to deal with licensing matters ourselves but usually we consult with the public, Councillors and other professional council officers who offer technical advice to us.
Licensing Public RegisterView Licensing Public Register
List of Personal Licence holders
List of Premises Licences
Submitting applications onlineSubmit Licensing Act 2003 applications online
View and comment upon Licensing applications
Policy Statement & PledgesOur Policy Statement
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire LicensingCurrent Taxi Stands in the City
Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence
Hackney carriage vehicle licences - review of quantity and quality controls
Hackney Carriage Fare Chart
Private Hire Driver's Licence
Private Hire Vehicle Licence
Private Hire Operator's Licence
Public Register of Licensed Drivers, Vehicles and Operators
Fees - New scale of charges
Conditions of Licence and Enforcement
Vehicle Inspection and Testing Requirements
Licensing Act 2003Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011
Rebalancing the Licensing Act - Government Response to Consultation
Licensing Act 2003 - Draft Statement of Licensing Policy
Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy
Club Premises Certificates
Review of premises licences/club premises certificates
Temporary Event Notices
Advice to Residents
Summary of Recent Licence Applications
Applications for review of premises licence
Scale of fees
Guidance Notes for Submitting Applications on-line
The Gambling Act 2005Gambling Act 2005
Fees and Charges under the Gambling Act 2005
Charitable CollectionsHouse to House Charitable Collections
Street Collection Permits
Street Collection Regulations
EntertainmentStreet Entertainment Authorisations
Other LicencesSex Establishment Licence - Consultation on Draft Policy
Sex Establishment - Additional information about the legal requirements
Sex Establishment - Sexual Entertainment Venues
Scrap Metal Dealers
Motor Salvage Operators
Street Trading Consents
Amenities on the Highway
Licensing Committee - Licensing Act 2003Licensing Committee - Licensing Act 2003
Licensing CommitteeAn Introduction
The Role of the Committee
What Legal Rules govern the committee?
Who sits where?
The Role Of Officers
The Role of Objectors
Hearing the Evidence
The Hearing of Applications
Help and Advice